WASHINGTON, September 4, 2012 – OpenSecrets.org reports that in Obama’s time of “gimme a nickel, brother can you spare a dime,” not a single member of the Congressional Black Caucus has donated to Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
And, apparently, donations are no indication of where the black vote will go, if you believe this NBC/WSJ poll.
It appears that lack of funds notwithstanding, Obama can count on getting 94 percent of the black vote, while Romney gets none. At least Romney has the street cred of raising the same amount of money from the CBC as Obama in 2012.
The President, who in 2008 set the record for election fundraising, says that in this cycle his reelection campaign would raise a billion dollars, has been reduced to soliciting lotto lunches for $3.
If that’s not bad enough, it’s been reported that the Obamas are looking at new residences in Hawaii.
The Left is spinning this as “The Obamas are looking for a vacation home.” Sure they are: Their permanent vacation home.
Obama’s fall from favor is unprecedented in political circles. Between union and Green-energy payoffs, and Fast and Furious buzzards circling, perhaps it’s the false cries of racism coupled with the residue of Obama’s rock-star status that has kept the hounds at bay.
But as Bob Dylan wrote, “Times, they are a changin’.”
Come gather ‘round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.
Lyrics from Times They are a-Changin’, by Bob Dylan
So what black politicos won’t donate to Barack this “go ‘round,” right? Obama still has Hollywood, right? Not so fast.
George Clooney is tapped out, as is Sarah Jessica Parker, so where does the well-dressed, “articulate, and clean” black president go for a night out in Tinseltown?
The list of Hollywood notables who donated to Obama in 2008, but have not bucked up in 2012 is too long to mention. I will mention a few, however to make my point.
Don Cheadle and Matt Damon were upset at Obama a while back, after finding out that Obama is a better actor than they. Cheadle, in an interview with Jet Magazines, says he wants Obama to be more “gangster,” while Damon called him a wimp.
According to LOOP21.com,
“Once an avid backer of Barack Obama, Matt Damon took the president to task in December 2011. He attacked the president’s manhood in an Elle magazine interview.
“I’ve talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, ‘Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician,’” he told the magazine. “You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.” It wasn’t the first time Damon criticized the president. He told Piers Morgan of CNN in March 2011 that Obama had deeply disappointed him.”
Both Cheadle and Damon maxed out donations to Obama in 2008, then gave money to the DNC, $5,400, and $28,500 respectively.
In 2012 however, both men were no shows when the hat was passed. The thought that Obama will be getting paid long after they are relegated to 3AM infomercials could have impacted their decision.
But what I found more interesting are the rich white guilty Liberals who gave nothing but lip service to Obama in 2008. The most recent rant was from John Cusack, who complained that he wanted Obama to stop the wars. Cusack’s donations to Obama? Nada.
And where are the royalties from Mystery Men when you need them? Janeane Garofalo—protector of the lowly Negro—donated nothing to Obama in 2008, and she has matched that donation to her favorite pet project in 2012.
It would appear that the boisterous Joy Behar has better things to do with her loot as well, as she matched Garofalo in her philanthropy to Obama giving exactly nothing in 2008. And if money talks, then Behar’s money is screaming, because she has given Obama zero, zilch, nada in 2012.
Overpaid pontificator Keith Olbermann made a small fortune in “media,” yet donated nothing to the nation’s first recognizably black president in 2008. One would think that since Olbermann can no longer run ad nauseum commercial rants on behalf of Obama every evening in front of dozens of viewers, he might take a chance at Obama’s $3 lotto? It seems that Olbermann is lottoed out. No donations again in 2012.
Fear not, because surely Obama can certainly rely on black clergy. Perhaps not?
Revs. Al Sharpton’s and Jesse Jackson’s gift to Obama is paving the way for America’s Food Stamp President. This was payment enough apparently, as neither “pastor” contributed to Obama’s campaign in 2008 nor 2012. Obama owes them. Yes, even poverty pimping has collapsed under the weight of the Obama economy.
There was a time when despite the evidence, Liberal might convince us that they are winning, the election is in the bag for Obama. We would be made to believe that Obama transcends polls, he even transcends reality. Our empirical data and real-life observations are lies, more lies, and damn lies.
Unfortunately for the Left, Americans no longer operate eyes wide shut. Because times, they are a changin’…back.
© 2012 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere, LLC – All Rights Reserved
 This in contrast to 7 who donated back in 2008, and another 11 donated to his inauguration costs.
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